Ross Joyce to Referee Oxford v Bolton

  • March 20, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Ross Joyce will referee Tuesday's League One fixture between Oxford United and Bolton at the Kassam Stadium.

Wanderers go into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory over Northampton Town on Saturday, while United beat Scunthorpe United by the same scoreline on the same afternoon.

Joyce, who will take charge of the game, has officiated 35 matches so far this season - issuing 153 yellow cards and 11 red.

His most recent outing was on March 17, when he was the man in the middle for Port Vale's 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town in League One. The Cleveland official produced three yellow cards in that game, two of which went to Vale players.

Joyce's last match in charge of Bolton was in August 2016, when they were 1-0 winners over Sheffield United in a League One clash at Macron Stadium. Four cautions were issued that afternoon, with Josh Vela and Jay Spearing having their names taken for the hosts.

The last time he refereed an Oxford fixture was in October 2015, as they held Leyton Orient to a 2-2 draw in a League Two game at the Matchroom Stadium. Five players were booked in that game, while United midfielder Jordan Graham was later dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Below is the full set of officials for Tuesday's game between Oxford and Bolton:

Referee: Ross Joyce
Assistant Referees: Ian Dudley and Michael Webb
Fourth Official: John Brooks

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21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Burton Albion 13 10
23 Sunderland 13 9
24 Bolton Wanderers 13 6
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